Synergy Middle School Newsletter
Remember you can always check your students Schoology page for updates, resources and information regarding middle school synergy programming. Please take a moment to glance through the summer information links at the end of the newsletter. There are some wonderful opportunities right here in Minnesota!
VOTE NOW-BEST IN STATE for Verizon App Challenge!
Their app, "What’s in My Food," provides a safety net for those with allergies when eating or traveling out. Simply download the app, scan the picture of the universal food icon located next to menu item (choose the language conversion if reading a foreign menu) and the app will tell you what the ingredients are, alerting you of anything you have told that app you are allergic too.
Now help them win the nationwide App Challenge Fan Favorite award and $15,000 more. Text WHATSFOOD1 to 22333 by January 31. If we get the most votes, we win!
First Annual History Bee!
Middle School Geography Bee
Geographic Bee Middle School WINNER!
18 Students Participated in the Geography Bee
Geographic Bee Middle School Winner and runner-up
Grant Helgestad & Myles Hill
Geography Fair Website Designs
Select teams of students will have the opportunity to participate in the Geography Fair that will take place at the Science Museum on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9:00-12:00pm. Here geographers will evaluate students website projects and will take part in special geography activities.
Summer Opportunities for Your Gifted Learner
These groups have a uniquely dynamic games-based format designed to engage intense and sensitive gifted students to develop executive functioning skills.
A full-day, two-week summer experience for rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders who are looking for a summer challenge. This is your chance to dive into your favorite topics – from acting to chemistry, mock trial to robotics, environmental studies to studio art. Students choose two classes (one morning, one afternoon.) Our small class size means your child receives individual attention by exceptional teachers who are engaging, inspiring and excited to be at MITY.
University of Minnesota Children's Math Programs
The U of M offers several math programs for children: UMTYMP as well as Saturday and summer enrichment opportunities, including the GEM Program (Girls Excel in Math).
Minnesota Summer Programs and Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students
This web site provides information about summer programs for middle school and high school students.
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering
Summer camps and other enrichment events for kids ages 8-18 through the U of M College of Science and Engineering. Some offerings are free.
Macalester College Technology Camps
https://www.idtech.com/locations/minnesota-summer-camps/st-paul/id-tech-macalester-college/(link is external)
iD Tech Camps held at Macalester College offer week-long technology classes such as game design for iPads, 3D game modding, web design, programming, and robotics. Expensive, but financial aid is available.
Science Museum of Minnesota
http://www.smm.org/(link is external)
The Science Museum of Minnesota offers Saturday and summer classes in science and technology.
St. Thomas University's Science, Technology & Engineering Camps
http://www.stthomas.edu/stepscamp/(link is external)
For free, The University of St. Thomas offers week-long summer camps (STEPS – Science Technology & Engineering Preview) for students who completed sixth grade.
Northeast Metro 916
http://www.nemetro.k12.mn.us/Page/473(link is external)
916 lists enrichment opportunities for students in arts and academics.
Minneapolis Star Tribune Summer Camps Guide
http://www.startribune.com/2015-minnesota-summer-camp-guide/196033301/(link is external)
Each spring the Star Tribune publishes a Summer Camp guide that lists a huge range of opportunities for kids.
SPAN Parent Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 11th, 7pm
Westwood Media Center
Your Partner in Education,
Ms. Missy Short
Synergy Program Coordinator
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Hidden Oaks & Twin Oaks Middle Schools
HOMS (952) 226-0291 TOMS (952) 226-0535
“Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best they can possible be.”
- Rita Pierson-